Newsletter 18/2015

Hi Everyone

This Saturday is a club run, clubrooms open from 1.30pm.  We have a team heading up to the Marton to Wanganui relay so there will be a few of us absent from the club.

Please return cups/trophies that were given out at last years prizegiving. It would be appreciated if these came back cleaned, if possible. Please return these this Saturday if at all possible, or the following club day, so we can sort them out and have them engraved in time for the prizegiving.


The following Saturday we have the Craig and Murray Smith Rosebowl races.  These are 5km mens and womens teams races for 14s and over.  Teams will be randomly selected after the race.  There will also be a 2km race for the under 14s. We will meet at the Clubrooms from 1.30pm, announcements at 1.45pm, then we will jog, walk or drive over to Ewen Bridge, where the races will commence.  The creche will be open.

WALK 2 D FEET MND – Sunday 20 September

On Sunday 20 September there is a 3km walk being held in Wellington at the Westpac Stadium to support the MND Association of NZ (Motor Neurone Disease).
Entry before 13 September is $10 per adult, after 13 September $15, Under 14’s free.
For more information, go to:

AGM – Saturday 26 September

Date & Time: 1.30pm on the 26th September 2015
Venue: Petone Rec Clubrooms

Agenda To Be:

  1. Previous Minutes
  2. Matters Arising
  3. Presidents Report
  4. Finance Report
  5. Motions
  6. Election Of Officers
  7. General Business

Any nominations for officers, or proposed motions to be forwarded to in advance of the meeting.


The NZ Road Relay Champs are being held in Christchurch on 3 October.  Teams of 8 are required.  We now have one full team available.

PRIZEGIVING – Saturday 10 October

Where:    The Angus Inn, Cnr Waterloo Road and Cornwall St, Lower Hutt
When:    Saturday 10 October
Start:      6.00pm    Prizegiving begins 6.30pm
Cost:      20 years and over – $20;
15-19 – $15
5-14 years – $10;
Under 5s – free
Drinks cost extra at the bar.
This year’s prizegiving has again been heavily subsidised by the Club, for members and their immediate families.

Paying options: If possible, could you please pay online into our account : 03-0543-0330356-000. Ensure you include your Name and the reference Prize giving. (If you use this option, please also email to say you have done so, and details /ages of those attending). If you prefer not to pay online, you can pay at the club on the coming Saturdays. Numbers required by Saturday 3 October.


Events for the next few weeks are as follows:
Sat 12 September  Club run (Creche available) / Marton to Wanganui Relay
Sat 19 September  Craig and Murray Smith Rosebowl (Creche available)
Sat 26 September  Club run (Creche available)
Sat 3 October        Consolation races/NZ Road Relay Champs, Christchurch
Sat 10 October      Prizegiving


Hutt Valley Harriers has a presence on Facebook. This site is intended to complement the official website, and is available for members to share photos, favourite runs, and other information on running and walking. To sign up to this site, you will need to have an existing Facebook site. The link at the HVH facebook site is:!/group.php?gid=139389491609

Alternatively do a search for Groups by typing in Hutt Valley Harriers and ask to join the group.


For those who want to enjoy a relaxed hour long run, you are welcome to join Steve Robertson (Deputy Club Captain) who leads a pack run from the Lower Hutt Shoe Clinic at 6pm every Thursday evening. The packs go out for around an hour. Please meet at the Shoe Clinic, High Street, Lower Hutt by 5.55pm.


The Shoe Clinic

The Shoe Clinic has once again confirmed that it will continue to sponsor HVH for yet another year. For every dollar members spend on product at the Lower Hutt Shoe Clinic, the Shoe Clinic will donate 10% back to HVH at the end of the year. All you have to do is tell Rob and staff that you are a member of HVH and they will record your purchase to ensure it contributes to a donation for the club.

Supporting the Shoe Clinic means you are supporting the club.

The Mad Butcher

The Lower Hutt Mad Butcher has once again agreed to support our club by providing sausages for our club run day barbeques. We appreciate the support the Mad Butcher gives us and ask members to return this support by considering purchasing your meat produce from the Lower Hutt Mad Butcher.

Julia Baron
Club Captain
Hutt Valley Harriers